The Verandah is the perfect family holiday destination, a village-like resort with a relaxed atmosphere, lovely beaches and safe environment.
Rooms are simple but very clean and cater well for families, with all options accommodating at least four people. With two beaches, four swimming pools, a kids club and other facilities including an excellent miniature golf course and tennis courts, I could see that there is certainly plenty to occupy guests of all ages.
The main swimming pool is at the heart of the resort, where you will also find a number of restaurants including buffet and fine dining venues all cater for families –early dinners are available plus there is nightly entertainment.
I would happily go back to this fantastic resort for my own family holiday!
For more information about The Verandah or alternative resorts, take a look at Karen's Antigua Trip Diary.
Children: Children are welcome all year round at The Verandah Resort & Spa. The children’s club is open daily from 9 am - 10pm (with an hour lunch break between 12.30- 1.30 allowing the children to enjoy lunch with their family). During the low season or over quieter periods, the children’s club is open from 9 am - 4.45pm. The club caters for children between the ages of 4 - 11 years old. Days are spent in the club’s “playscape” with its shaded pool or learning to sail and taking part in beach games. The children also enjoy nature walks. For an additional charge babysitting can be arranged. Children’s menus are also available at two of the restaurants. Cots are available on request with no extra charge.
Airport Transfers: The Verandah Resort & Spa is approximately 30 minutes' drive from Antigua airport.
Location: The Verandah Resort & Spa is approximately 30 -45 minutes away from the capital of St Johns.
Facilities: Three swimming pools (one of which is for adults only, another is a children’s splash pool), ‘Tranquility spa and salon’, a fitness centre, volleyball, tennis courts, nature trails, two white sand beaches, an 18 hole mini golf course, conference rooms, a gift shop, tour desk, children’s club and non motorised water sports.
Wifi: Wifi is available in the lobby and main pool areas, however should you require Wifi in your room, you can request this and pay locally. This is approximately $10 per day or $50 per week.
Dress Code: The resort requests that guests operate a “Summer Casual” dress code in the evenings. This does not include ripped jeans, beachwear or t-shirts. Guests dining at Nicole’s are asked to operate a more elegant dress code with long trousers and collared shirt being required.
Check in / Check out: Guests are invited to check in from 3pm and are asked to check out by 12 pm. Access to a shower room or a late checkout can be arranged for an additional charge.
Meal arrangements: Guests can stay at The Verandah Resort & Spa on an all-inclusive basis. All-inclusive comprises of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea (between 3 -6pm) and dinner daily. Additionally guests can enjoy a range of soft and alcoholic beverages such as house wines and beers by the glass.
Dining: The Verandah Resort & Spa has three restaurants, two snack bars and a selection of lounges and bars. Seabreeze is the main restaurant and guests are served a range of international cuisine in a buffet style whilst Buccaneer serves an a la carte menu each evening. Nicole’s is The Verandah Resort & Spa’s fine dining restaurant which serves authentic Caribbean cuisine in a romantic setting. Guests can dine at Nicole’s for a $40 supplement. For beachside snacks guests can grab a light lunch from the Rasta bar or the Beach Bar and Grill.
Accommodation: All accommodation at The Verandah Resort & Spa has air conditioning, a flat screen TV, coffee making facilities, a safe, a mini fridge and a direct dial telephone.
Hillside Suite: Set in single storey buildings with classic Caribbean architecture, these suites offer 700 square foot of space. Inside, guests can enjoy a spacious bedroom and living area with a king-size bed and a queen-size pull out sofa bed. Outside, guests can enjoy a view over the bay. The Hillside Suites can accommodate up to four people.
Water View Suite: These suites have the same features, facilities and design as the Hillside Suite and have partial ocean views. These suites can also accommodate up to four adults.
Waterfront Suite: Offering panoramic views over the ocean from their private verandahs and over 700 square foot inside, these suites are spacious and have a combined living and bedroom area with a king-size bed and a queen-size pull out sofa. These suites can accommodate up to four people.
Superior Waterfront Suite: Similar to the Waterfront Suites but with the best views, located close to Lovers Beach.
Two Bedroom Villa: Set on the top of the hill, overlooking the resort these two bedroom villas have access to a dedicated pool and gardens. Inside, guests will enjoy a spacious and open plan living, dining and kitchen area plus two bedrooms (with one king-size and one pair of twin beds). Outside, guests can enjoy views over the resort from the spacious terraces. These villas can accommodate 6 adults.
Two Bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool: These villas are the same as the Two Bedroom Villas but with the addition of a plunge pool.